Comments on computers and amatuer radio
|Posted by Archie KD6OLH on January 6, 2018 at 12:30 AM||comments (6)|
Hi All: As you all know, my Xmas present to me was a ICOM 9100 radio. All my kids bitched about this extravagance, but it's only there inherentce i'm spending. So I spent it on me. This darn radio is smarter than me. I haven't learned how to use it well. So I just push buttons to see what works and how. The real problem is CRN (can't remember nothing). Maybe one of these days i'll get how to run this thing down. So untill then, i'll just suffer...Archie KD6OLH
|Posted by Archie KD6OLH on January 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Hi All: This past Xmas, I went to the Aerospace Xmas party and had a good time. At the party they had a Xmas raffel. Thank god I bought a lot of tickets. We all had a good time, good friendship, conversation, and food. Most all of us talked about our station and what we would do if we had the $$$s. After the meal, the raffel was held. Last time one member won a 706 mobile rig brand new in the box. This time I won a Verticle Antenna, 10 bands, 1500 Watts, MFJ-1798. You can imagine how happy I was for this Xmas present. I now have a large, ground independent, verticle ant. Now the problem will be, where to put this up and how. Believe me, we'll find a way and place. Wish me luck in this future endeavor, and thank Santa very much...Archiie KD6OLH
|Posted by KI6TOE on May 5, 2013 at 3:40 AM||comments (3)|
4 May 2013
To all who have Extra license members if permitted:
I am just wishing in our LAARC that an option, if we could commit a 2 hours once a week AR classes for all levels. Purpose is to enhance the current AR knowledge of our members and to some members who needed more reinforcement on their AR knowledge to reach their goals of their individual expectations.
I hope this opinion of mine will get attention to the above members I mentioned, be encouragely discussed and be favored by the majority on our next meeting, 5 May 2013. Thank you very much.
|Posted by Archie KD6OLH on November 29, 2009 at 4:24 PM||comments (3)|
Welll as you know, I got a Compaq laptop w/Vista a couple of months ago and I have had no problems with it as of now. So far I have this website on this comp and DXworld and eQSL and Winlog32 and AVG 8.5 and some other good stuff.
|Posted by KI6KGX on November 13, 2009 at 11:39 PM||comments (0)|
I enjoyed it immensely. The correct link is lactai.org.
|Posted by Archie KD6OLH on February 12, 2009 at 12:09 AM||comments (1)|
I have been looking at several vertical antennas and I think I have settled on the MFJ 1798. According to the claims made this antenna covers 80/75. 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, and 2 mtrs. It has been said that with a tuner,it can cover the channelized 5mHz 60 mtr. band. This is all the bands the FT-857D covers with the exception of the 70cm.(420 to 450 mHz). It's a 10 band, half wave vertical that needs no ground radials and no counterpoise. It's only 20 ft. long and weighs 18 lbs. It's rated at 1500 watts PEP. I need to get comments from anyone about this antenna.
|Posted by Archie KD6OLH on February 7, 2009 at 8:26 PM||comments (0)|
My radio is a 857D and it works well as far as I know. I need a antenna that will xmit on all bands the radio is capable of. I'm looking at a 10 band MFJ vertical. Has anyone had some practical experence in using a vertical all band. All info will be appreciated. Thanks kd6olh